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We have offices across the globe. Please ensure that you are getting in touch with the correct office for your region.

United States

Woodbridge, NJ (Global HQ)

90 Woodbridge Center Drive

Suite 360

Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Tel: 1-732-739-2330

Fax: 1-732-739-1996

Philippines

Metro Manila

8th Floor Room 801, Raffles

Corporate Center

Emerald Ave., Ortigas Center

Pasig City, Metro Manila 1605

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Level 1 & 2, Tower 3, Avenue 7

Horizon 2 Bangsar South City,

Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala

Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

China

Beijing

Rm 2201, South Tower, Soho

Shangdu Dongdaqiao 8th Road

Chaoyang Disctrict

Tel: +86 10 5878 0578

Fax: +86 10 5878 0568

Qingdao

Room 2101, Peninsula

International Building,

182-8 Haier Road, Qingdao,

Shandong 266000

Tel: +86 532 68669385

Fax: +86 532 68669385-8610

Shanghai

Unit G, H, 18th Floor

Shanghai Industrial Building

18 Caoxi North Road

Xuhui District, Shanghai 200030

Tel: +86 21 64270570

Fax: +86 21 64270570-8530

Chengdu

26th Floor, Building 2 Xiang Nian Plaza Fifth Jitai Road

Gaoxin District, Chengdu, Sichuan China, 610041

Tel: +86 21 64270570

Fax: +86 21 64270570-8530

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

5/F Heng Shan Centre

145 Queen’s Road East

Wan Chai

Tel: +852 3622 3225

Fax: +852 3622 2150

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Advice on Hiring Bi-Cultural Talent

May 6, 2020

Based on the Cross Border Staffing Services we provide, Comrise believes that selecting the right local hire is a proven strategy to achieve success. Comrise Marketing Analyst, Jo Wang says, “It is critical for businesses to transform and align their corporate culture, policies, and procedures with those of its clients in the local market.” 

However, In order to achieve long-term success in any business entering a new market, you must be willing to place the right people that match the open positions available. 

In this article, we will share our expertise in the best practices of cross border hiring to help you identify the right talent for your business in the U.S. market.  

Culture & Work Environment 

In Chinese culture, employers always emphasize cooperation and prefer to view employees as groups rather than individuals. Because of this, teamwork and interpersonal relationships are fundamental to their company culture. However, in the United States, the majority of organizations encourage employees to be themselves and think independently. So it is important to consider the culture and work environment before you place a candidate in a different location. As experts in hiring bi-cultural candidates for our clients in the United States and China, we value collectivism as a very important work ethic to have. If your candidates are not willing to work with their colleagues, whether local or global, they are most likely not the right candidate to consider for that particular role.  

Strong Skill Set & Flexibility

If you are seeking bi-cultural candidates for your company headquartered in the United States or China, it is of much importance to ensure the candidates are open to new ideas and receptive when it comes to adhering to local best practices. Proper mindset and listening skills are also an essential part of any job,  as the employer will most likely select a candidate who can cooperate with headquarters on job requirements, culture, and local best practices.

Employers need to be aware of the ability of talent and if they are a good fit for the company culture. Employee turnover is costly. Hiring based on shared values and cultural beliefs leads to winning results.

Time Zone & Scheduling

Make sure the candidate is aware of time zone differences as some expectations may be centered around meetings for local or global teams, meaning that meetings may be scheduled during the night time or in the early morning.  Overall, ensure that the right hire is someone who understands the job requirements, possesses the proper skill set, and is flexible for scheduling across different time zones (if necessary). 

Sourcing top talent in the local and global markets is not an easy thing to do especially for multinational companies. At Comrise, we help clients to address these concerns and prepare qualified talent to meet the needs of the job requirements. 

 

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